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Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling - Counseling Lecturer/Coordinator of Placement

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Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: San Bernardino - San Bernardino Campus
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Full Time, Faculty - Education/Library Science



California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students and graduates about 5,000 students annually. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and one doctoral degree programs and 14 academic programs with national accreditation.

At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to our mission. We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms are necessary for our institutional success. By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our students and community. As part of CSUSB’s commitment to hire, develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior faculty. We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply. CSUSB has received the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, which recognizes CSUSB’s ongoing commitment to service-learning, a high-impact practice that combines classroom instruction with meaningful volunteer service and correlates strongly to student success.


The Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling at California State University, San Bernardino invites applications for a full-time placement coordinator in Counseling beginning August 2023. The Counseling program is a master's degree program that houses two distinct concentrations: professional counseling and school counseling. We are searching for a full-time person to serve as placement liaison for up to 175 students in the masters in counseling program on both the San Bernardino and Palm Desert campuses. Students in the masters degree in counseling program are pursuing both LPCC licensure and a PPS credential and are required to complete practice hours as part of their educational experiences. Standards stipulate hours are regulated and vetted by the CTC for a PPS credential and the Board of Behavioral Sciences for licensure. 

Applicants will possess a minimum of a masters degree in counseling or a related degree, with intimate knowledge about the MS in counseling program, and the specific geographical needs and demographics on both campuses. Applicants should possess a blend of skill to advise students, coordinating large amounts of information, managing multiple needs of students, school sites, mental health sites, on-site placement supervisors, and faculty.

The ideal applicant will have exceptional skills at developing management information systems to train supervisors in the community, articulate the flows of placement experiences for individual students using online tracking portals, ensure standards are being adhered to and updated as needed, developing new sites throughout the Inland Empire and Coachella Valley, ensure that memorandums of understanding are in place, and working closely with the faculty in the program as well as the entire student body. 


Typical activities for a placement coordinator includes, but not limited to:


  • Develop online training modules for onsite supervisors at schools & mental health sites as to expectations and responsibilities for successful supervision of students using management information systems like Qualtrics and google.
  • Train supervisors of LPCC students for requirements.
  • Train & support university supervisors (faculty) as to what is needed for ongoing supervision of students.
  • Keep students and onsite supervisors and university supervisors abreast of changes in the manual or protocols.

Placement Activities and Coordination

  • Secure new site in schools and mental health sites.
  • Continues to work with long term school partners to establish creative programs.
  • Initiate, develop and oversee programs like the Lincoln Counseling Center.
  • Develop and maintain the vitality and growth of the Coyote Counseling Center.
  • Meets collectively every term with students to prepare them for placement, educating students about placement, hours, forms, etc.
  • Meets individually with students to answer questions and advise them as to placements and provides ongoing advising.
  • Create & maintain a database of available sites for students to select from.
  • Address problems that might arise if a student is struggling in a placement.
  • Serves on the Wellness advisory board at SBUCSD.

Consultation and Collaboration

  • Coordinate with student services to ensure each students are cleared by

HR departments at a school.

  • Work in tandem with the program coordinator to update the field manual annually.
  • Place students in placements sections based on need and geography in conjunction with ASC. 

Data and Reporting

  • Track hours for student’s overall progress as to hours accrued and at what level to ensure students graduate with the requisite 800 hours at 2 separate K-12 sites + 280 LPCC mental health hours. Also needs to ensure students are adhering to a ⅔ direct to ⅓ indirect ratio for all pps hours/experience.
  • Collate student observation data for annual reports, accreditation, etc. regarding collected data (observations, scores of student’s performance, etc)
  • Collect and maintain evaluation data about supervisors and sites.
  • Provide data for the ongoing accreditation for both the BBS (Professional Clinical Counseling Track) and the CTC (School Counseling Concentration).


  • Masters degree in Counseling or a related degree.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in MIS systems like google docs, Excel, Qualtrics, and Canvas to develop training systems.


  • Background in marketing or community organizing or college advising.
  • Experience in service learning and student fieldwork/placement supervision
  • Experience in counseling in mental health and community settings and/or in schools.
  • Demonstrate creative problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work well on a team of faculty, students and community members.
  • Ability to connect with graduate students and provide advising and support.
  • Ability to write accreditation reports.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage various data and information systems.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, social justice, diversity, and culturally sustaining approaches in the field of counseling.   


The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with CSUSB. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: CSUSB cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.

Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that CSUSB has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to CSUSB or individuals in the university community.

For health and well-being, CSUSB is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.


The Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling (SRC) is one of three departments in the College of Education and serves over 400 graduate students seeking master's degrees and post-baccalaureate credentials in special education, rehabilitation counseling, school psychology, and counseling.


To find out more about the Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling please visit


For more information regarding the position, please contact:


Recruitment Chair

Dr. Edwin Hernandez

(909) 537-4503


Department Chair

Dr. Angi Stone-MacDonald

(909) 537-4502




Please submit:


1. Curriculum Vitae


2. Cover Letter that highlights experience/vision of fulfilling the job responsibilities and supporting the mission of the Counseling Program and speaks to your abilities as related to the job description.


3. If available, evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching portfolios, reports on teaching observations, and/or student evaluations of teaching.


4. Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).


5. Reference List - names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) referees whom we may contact to obtain letters of recommendation.


6. Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretation of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and must include specific examples of how your background and your educational and/or professional experiences have prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 1,000 words).


7. Confidential letters of recommendation will be solicited from those listed as references on the application if the applicant is moved forward in the recruitment process. Non-confidential letters of recommendation can be uploaded by the applicant during the application process.


Formal review of applications will begin November 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.


If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply.

 Salary is commensurate with experience.


A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

This position may be “Designated” under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:


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